Friday, December 08, 2006

Housing Reconstruction Program

The City of Lockhart is sponsoring a Housing Reconstruction Program to assist Owner Occupied households in the City Limits. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs – HOME Investment Partnership Program is sponsoring this program.

The City of Lockhart will be making housing reconstruction assistance in the form of “Five-Year Zero-Percent Interest Deferred Forgivable Loans” to Owner Occupied households at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Family Income (AMFI) within the City Limits of Lockhart.

The selection process for funding eligible recipients will be conducted on a “first-come, first served, most qualified basis”. The most financially distressed (low/moderate income) households, along with single head of households, elderly (over the age of 62), and handicapped will be receiving first priority for the “Five-Year Zero-Interest Deferred Forgivable Loans”.

All eligible applicants who want to participate, and who meet the minimum program requirements, will be required to fill out a Financial Application packet to verify credit information and proof of occupancy. Applicants must provide a copy of the warranty deed (or recent quit claim) to their property along with a copy of their most recent Federal Income Tax Return (or other approved documents that verify their gross household income).

There will be one Public Hearing held to give the citizens of Lockhart an opportunity to ask questions and to pick up Financial Application packets. The Public Hearing will be held as follows:

Meeting to be held on December 14, 2006 at 6:30 P.M.
Location: City Hall
Address: 308 West San Antonio, Lockhart, Texas 78644.

Financial Application packets may also be picked-up from Lockhart City Hall at 308 West San Antonio, Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Financial Applications must be correct and complete. Failure to complete the Financial
Application in full, may be grounds for disqualification from further consideration for assistance.
For more Information on this Housing Reconstruction Program, call City Hall at (512) 398-3461. The City of Lockhart will offer basic technical assistance to those households unable to come to City Hall or those households who need assistance in filling-out the application packet. Deadline for returning the Financial Application packet to City Hall is:
5:00 P.M. on January 12, 2007.

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